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IS and Ebola: Republicans’ Political Arrows for Midterms

October 22, 2014 // The Sankei News - Japan - Japanese

It’s now almost three weeks before the midterm elections. The Republicans, aiming for a majority in the Senate, have begun to tap into “two scares” as campaign issues: the threat posed by the Islamic extremist group Islamic State, and a possible Ebola epidemic. On the latter front, they are lacing into President [Read more]

Ebola Is Also Infecting US Politics

October 21, 2014 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Nurses unions threaten strikes, denouncing the safety training given to health care professionals concerning the proper use of hazmat suits, claiming that it lasted only 10 minutes, and report that their members feel "unsupported, unprepared, lied to and deserted." The opposition accuses the government of not [Read more]

Barack Obama Faces a Disenchanted America

October 17, 2014 // Les Échos - France - French

A few weeks before the U.S. midterm elections, many elected Democrats are trying to keep their distance from Barack Obama. Too intellectual, and with little talent for empathy, the president has disappointed. In the state of Kentucky, Democratic candidate Alison Grimes, who is running against Republican Senate [Read more]

Obama’s Dilemma

October 15, 2014 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The elections for the House of Representatives and Senate could deal the president a nasty blow. The Americans no longer trust his big words.

What Could Have Been, but Was Not

September 29, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

He now appears in pictures as an old man, grown gray under the burden of frustrations, now so far away from the celebratory music that accompanied his entry into the glory of that distant kingdom, while the music and the kingdom fade away into the misfortune-laden air.

Welcome to Hillaryland!

September 16, 2014 // Le Soleil - Canada - French

Of course, that did not stop the couple from buying a $1.7 million house in New York state. Or from keeping their $2.8 million residence in Washington’s chic Embassy Row. More broke than that and you’ll be reduced to lighting your fireplace with $100 bills like some lowly millionaire.

Obama’s Belated Cavalry

September 15, 2014 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

<i>It has become clear for Republicans: Obama has no strategy, he ignores further outbreaks of violence, and the result is that half the region — from Libya through Lebanon, Israel and Syria to Iraq — is set on fire. And it is hard to defend the president’s politics on the Middle East even for Democrats.</i> [Read more]
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